Brenda Dixon Gottschild headshot

Photo courtesy Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Monday, October 2, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Roberts Dance Studio, Lewis Arts complex
FREE and open to public

Princeton Arts Fellow and faculty member Jaamil Olawale Kosoko curates a series of lectures on Black Feminist Performance, welcoming Brenda Dixon Gottschild, award-winning dance scholar, educator, and author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts; Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville; Race Politics in the Swing Era; and The Black Dancing Body-A Geography from Coon to Cool. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Supported by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Committee on Race and the Arts.

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Brenda Dixon Gottschild headshot

Photo courtesy Brenda Dixon Gottschild

BRENDA DIXON GOTTSCHILD is the author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts; Waltzing in the Dark: African American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era (winner of the 2001 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Dance Publication); The Black Dancing Body–A Geography from Coon to Cool (winner, 2004 de la Torre Bueno prize for scholarly excellence in dance publication); and Joan Myers Brown and The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina-A Biohistory of American Performance. Additional honors include: the Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Leadership in Dance Research (2008); the International Association for Blacks in Dance Outstanding Scholar Award (2013); the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Civil Rights Award (2016); and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2017). A freelance writer, consultant, performer, lecturer and former consultant and writer for Dance Magazine, she is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University.

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Mon Oct 2, 2017 · 7:30 pm

Roberts Dance Studio

FREE & open to public

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